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I used to believe that periods were like chicken pox,and women used pads to get them off.

Anon
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when i was little, i would walk into the bathroom on my mom and when she was done,sometimes, i would see this weird red stuff...my mom said it was the coloring from the beets she ate for dinner...now i know

Giggles
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i never knew menstruation ever existed until i had it at the age of 10. i went to the restroom and saw reddish brownish stuff on my panties. i thought it was diarrhea so i didn't tell anyone because it was quite embarrasing almost as much as peeing in your panties. i would change my panties every hour until it was night and i was getting sleepy, so i thought for a moment and thought if i was sleeping i wouldn't be able to change, so i told my mom and she told me to show her my panties. she laughed and told me i had started my period!:-[ *embarrassed look*

vivian
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I used to beleive that when you got your period, it was just one little thing of blood, and that was it. I didn't realise it lasted for a couple of days, so when I was continuously going, boy was I freaked.......

The Lady who said too much
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My mum never talked to me about periods, so I just picked up information as a I went along.

I didn't realise they only happened once every four weeks - I thought once they started you didn't stop bleeding until menopause.

I'm so glad I was wrong...

PK
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when i was about 9 i was snooping around in my sisters room and i found some bloody underwear. I thought that meant she had cancer and she was going to die. Some time later her and my mom went out for supper and i thought that my sister was going to tell my mom about her cancer.

Anon
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I used to believe that maxi pads were beds for barbies and people, and I never understood why I could never fit on one. So I used to stick them to the floors and walls. My mom once had to show our old house to some realtors(of course they were all men). As she was walking up the stairs she had to rip them from the floors and walls witht the realtors following behind snickering.

June Courtney
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When I was 10, or so, I used to think when you got your period, you never stopped bleeding until you got old. I was dreading the day I would get mine, because I could never swim again!

Anon
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When I was a small child my mom told me what a period was. I was to small to fully understand or how it's something you dont tell a lot of people when you're on it. I used to follow my mom around everywhere and into the bathroom, and one night she pee'ed and I noticed she was on her period and I said o no ur peeing blood! and i smiled and yelled down stairs "mommy's peeing blood!" and my older sister who was around 16 was hanging out with lots of friends downstairs and herd this and bursted into a fit of laughter. Mum was embarassed and yell at me...

KT
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I used to believe that getting one's period would be the same as going to the bathroom. When it had to come out, I could just sit on the toilet and it would come out.

Imagine my surprise when I learned the truth.

demented pixie
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When I was in elementary school, I believed that girls could only get their periods if they were sitting on the toilet. Boy was I surprised when I got my first period!

almiras
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when I was younger, I called "feminine napkins" "feline napkins"... so whenever we were in publin restrooms, I would announce that I needed some for my cat

Jenni
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When My mum first started her periods she didn't know about them and she was bleeding to death!

Anon
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when i was younger i had believed that you only got your period when you wanted to have a baby...so can't you imagine my reaction when i was 11 and got mine!...i was so scared to tell my mom cause i knew she would be mad that i wanted to have a baby at that age

oopss
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As a little girl, I thought that a maxi pad were diapers for grown women.

I was little
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There was an ad that appeared in my mum's women's magazines, showing a woman in a little black strapless evening dress. The text said something like, "At last a towel you can wear without it showing through your clothes." I believed she had a beach- or bath-towel wrapped around her body, left on underneath her dress. Although I wasn't sure why.

adbuster
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When I was younger, I saw a commercial for pads where the woman was at some party and it was like "I was so embarressed because I leaked, I had to go home with a jacket wrapped around my waist." I thought that it ment that the woman had to go to the bathroom..and the line was so long, she accidentally wet herself, and so with the new maxi-pads, she wouldn't have to wait in line!
After I saw that, My dad,mom,my brother and I were at a gas-station and were waiting in line for the one person bathroom..my dad and brother had to pee really bad, and I didn't want them to be embarressed if they wet themselves..so I screamed "Daddy, we should get you some maxi-pads!"

Okay, so yeah..my mom had to have a little chat with me afterwards.

Kate
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i used to think that tampons were like parachutes and that if you pulled the string it would open up into a pad

Anon
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When I was little, I heard that if you bled too much that you die. I had the bad habit of picking my scabs at that time & I knew about my period. I didn't know that your body makes more cells and that you have to bled a lot at one time to die. I thought that if I kept picking my scabs, I'd die because I lost too much blood because of my period. I was such a retard.

Wacky American
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A friend of mine got her period in 3rd grade (rather an early bloomer don't you think) and most of us didn't know what it was yet. So she found and came running running into the classroom screaming "Help! Help! I'm peeing blood!" I was one of the few who did and you can imagine I had quite a laugh about it. And of course, we still tease her about...

Crackin Up
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